Scotch Eggs Recipe

scotch eggs recipe

A Scotch eggs recipe made from hard boiled eggs with sausage wrapped around the egg and then deep fried.

This egg recipe makes a quick breakfast or brunch and a very good hot or cold snack.

Scotch eggs make a portable snack to take along to a picnic, tailgating for your favorite football game, hunting or fishing.

A high protein snack, these Scotch eggs and also be used in some of the maintenance areas of a low carbohydrate diet.

Serve these scotch eggs warm or cold for breakfast, brunch or a snack.

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Scotch Eggs Recipe

Scotch Eggs Recipe
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A Scotch eggs recipe made from hard boiled eggs with sausage wrapped around the egg and then deep fried.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
  • 6 eggs, hard cooked
  • 1 pound bulk ground sausage
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
  • ½ teaspoon ground sage
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ¾ cup breadcrumbs
  • vegetable oil for frying
  1. Make sure that the eggs are chilled and very cold, as the sausage will wrap around them a lot easier.
  2. Peel the hard boiled eggs.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sausage and all spices and mix well.
  4. Divide the meat mixture into 6 equal portions.
  5. Press the meat mixture around the eggs with your hands, keeping the egg shape as much as possible.
  6. Lightly sprinkle each egg with flour, dusting evenly on all sides.
  7. Dip each into a bowl with the slightly beaten egg and roll them in the breadcrumbs.
  8. Deep fry each egg, one at a time in 350 degree vegetable oil, for about 4 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  9. Drain the sausage eggs on paper toweling. Cool and refrigerate.
Tips for Making Scotch Eggs:

If you are having trouble with the meat covering cracking, try keeping the thickness between ¼" and ½" and as uniform as possible.
Using small or medium eggs will result in fewer problems with blow outs and cracking than using large eggs.
Deep-frying the scotch eggs is recommended so there is plenty of oil surrounding the egg when it cooks. If you fry the scotch eggs in a skillet, you will need to turn the eggs frequently so the sausage coating cooks evenly.

About the author

Laura Warnke

Laura Warnke is a mom, wife, and Midwest cook that enjoys sharing many of her family's favorite comfort food recipes. She grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and loves to bring that farm-style home cooking to your table.

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